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Texas 2022 Elections

Analysis: Different year, different race, different Beto

Sneaking up on a bruised Ted Cruz and almost winning the 2018 U.S. Senate race made Beto O’Rourke a big political name. But after that loss and a poor showing in the 2020 Democratic primary for president, the El Pasoan’s challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott is a different kind of contest.

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at a campagin rally in San Antonio on November 16, 2021.

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